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Mechanical Testing

Tensile testing from SGS MSi

We offer you state-of-the-art mechanical testing laboratories and a proven track record for providing assessment of tensile strength on metallurgical materials.

Testing tensile strength is a destructive method where the sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure occurs.

Testing tensile is important since it determines the safety and durability of your material by providing information on the strength and ductility. A tensile test yields a tensile load, which is then calculated to an ultimate tensile strength. Ultimate Tensile Strength is the maximum tensile stress a material can sustain without fracture.

Why choose SGS MSi?

Tensile testing is our specialty so we can accommodate high sample volumes and provide you with accurate and on-time test results.

Our 10,000 sq. ft. machine shop runs on two shifts, sustaining the capacity to accommodate the volume of testing required for the high volumes we process through our lab. Material hardness levels up to 50 HRC can be sectioned on our band saws to verify the heat treat conditions and processes. Abrasive saws permit sectioning of smaller components that have higher surface hardness levels requiring mechanical testing.

Contact us today to learn more about our mechanical testing services.


  • Hot Rolled Bar
  • Fasteners
  • Tubing
  • Forgings
  • Sheet and Hot Rolled Plate
  • Weld Procedure QualificationsWire
  • Foil
  • Pipe
  • Castings
  • Assemblies
  • Material Research Projects

Our Services

Aluminum Tensile Testing

Complying with your tightest turnaround requirements, SGS MSi Testing and Engineering meets unique aluminum tensile testing criteria for over 30 industries.

Metal Tensile Testing

In compliance with ASTM, ISO and other industrial specifications, SGS MSi’s degreed engineering team performs metal tensile testing to meet expedited scheduling requirements.

Steel Tensile Testing

One of the most common engineering materials, steel is a staple in the manufacture and construction of tools, buildings, bridges, appliances, furniture, pipelines, and more.

Test Methods

ASTM F606Standard Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets
ASTM B557Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
ASTM E8Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
SAE J429 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical and Material Requirements for Externally Threaded Fasteners
SAE J995Standard Test Methods for Mechanical and Material Requirements for Steel Nuts
SAE J1199Standard Test Methods for Mechanical and Material Requirements for Metric Externally Threaded Steel Fasteners
SAE J1216Standard Test Methods for Metric Threaded Fasteners
EN 10002-1 Tensile Testing Of Metallic Materials. Method Of Test At Ambient Temperature 
EN 10002-2Tensile Testing Of Metallic Materials – Part 2: Verification of the force measuring system of the tensile testing machines
We perform many testing methods, please contact an expert to discuss your testing requirements.